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swissnex China Newsletter June 2016
New Development on Fintech and Collaboration on UAS
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Newsletter June 2016
New Development on Fintech and Collaboration on UAS

As previously mentioned, Fintech is our topic of the year. Following the first event on blockchain, we had our second event about Insurtech on June 15 and we received great feedback. You could have a quick overview now and we will let you know once the entire event is online. Meanwhile, we have seen the demand from China to build up more universities of applied sciences (UAS) and this provides Switzerland opportunities to establish collaborations in this sector. We had the pleasure to have Ms. Lyon, State Councilor and Head of Department of Education, Youth and Culture of the Canton Vaud, to share her experiences of establishing the Swiss UAS system in front of various Chinese professionals and experts in the higher education sector.
Fintech Breakfast Workshop Series - Is It a Golden Oppotunity for Insurers to Innovate?
A Closer Look at Our Service
How to Build Universities of Applied Sciences

University of Applied Sciences (UAS) hits headlines recently in China. The reason is simple. The country's higher education systems consists of mostly research universities, are finding it harder and harder for themselves to satisfy their job market demands. It seems that UAS provides a way out.

However, learning from another system almost always consolidates the widely known expression ‘easier said than done’. Changing the infrastructure necessitates labor, time, patience, and most importantly, a wholesome plan. For this purpose, we have invited Ms. Ann-Catherine Lyon, State Councilor and Head of Department of Education, Youth and Culture of the Canton Vaud, Switzerland, to share her experiences of establishing the Swiss UAS system in front of her Chinese peers.

Read more about our Ms. Lyon's workshop
Collaborative Opportunities
Innokick Summer Academy, Hong Kong & Shanghai, July 11-22
Two-weeks Innovation Interdisciplinary workshop crossing the expertise of Engineering, Design and Business will take place in Hong Kong Science & Technology Park and ShanghaiTech University
China Hardware Innovation Camp CHIC 2016, Hong Kong & Shenzhen, July 13-28
Details here
Swiss Innovation Day at ShanghaiTech University, July 20
Details here
Swiss-Alumni Networking Dinner in Guangzhou, September 23
Open to all former students of higher education institutes in Switzerland living and working in South China. RSVP no later than July 31, for details please contact Ms. Michelle Liu jinmichelle.liu@eda.admin.ch
How We Explore and Engage With Our Community

During the Fourth International Education Forum at Shanghai University, we introduced the practice-oriented Swiss universities of applied sciences as well as how it could drive the innovation in Switzerland together with research-oriented universities. Read more

A Shanghai Virtual Reality (VR) Gathering event was organized on June 12 with two Swiss organizations participated - World VR Forum and Apelab, who were invited by the Shanghai International Film Festival this year to showcase their VR products. Read more
Our CEO Pascal Marmier was visiting the newly-built Sino-Swiss (Euro) Industry Park in Zhongshan, Guangdong, exploring further opportunities within South China.
Similar to the Bejing BBQ, more than 40 students who are going to studying in Swiss universities this September, attended the Preparatory Workshop and Alumni Gathering event on June 23 at swissnex China. Read more
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